Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

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June 9, 2014

Chase, shooting under probe

No charges filed in Monday incident

CROSSVILLE — A bizarre incident that possibly involved a revenge theft, a vehicle chase and shots fired at one motorist — in a plot more for television than rural Cumberland County — took place Monday morning. No one was hurt in the incident.

"The incident remains under investigation and no one has been charged, at this point," Sheriff's Investigator David Gibson said. "We have taken some statements and still have another one or two to obtain. When we complete the investigation, I will meet with the District's Attorney's Office to share what we have found."

The incident occurred on Brown Creek Dr. shortly before 10 a.m. and started at the residence of Keana and Tommy Meadows in the 2000 block. The couple returned home to discover an old four-wheeler missing and left in search of their ATV or the persons who took it.

They made contact with two men in a pickup truck in the 500 block of Fairview Rd., where the chase started. The vehicle being pursued changed direction, traveling back toward Browns Creek Dr. and as the vehicles passed, two shots rang out from the passenger of the vehicle being pursued.

One shot struck the hood of the victim's vehicle, careened off and shattered the windshield on the driver's side of the vehicle. The second shot traveled through a fender and into the driver's side window.

"It was that close. The driver was lucky. We could have easily been working a homicide case," Gibson said.

The vehicles may have also come in contact with each other, Gibson added.

Statements were obtained from the two persons inside the vehicle that had been struck by bullets, and with the aid of an independent witness, the identities of the two men inside the vehicle were learned, according to Deputy Jon Human's report.

Gibson has talked with the driver of the vehicle being pursued. He is a 30-year-old Pugh Rd. resident who told investigators that his home had been broken into and a tattoo machine and other items taken.

The other suspect — who has not been interviewed by investigators — is described as a 23-year-old Campbell St. man. He is believed to have been the person who fired the shots.

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